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Only problem I spotted: it's the University of Nebraska at Kearney, not the University of Nebraska at Kearny.

Otherwise, good one. Nebraska indeed.

by Russell MillhouseRussell Millhouse, 23 Sep 2019 08:05
al90al90 23 Sep 2019 08:01
in discussion Per Page Discussions / Per page discussions » SCP-3188

I do wish there was just a bit more to go on here, maybe one more clue that could just subtly nudge the reader in the right direction, but what's here is really, really well done, and as a murder mystery junkie, I have to gladly upvote.

by al90al90, 23 Sep 2019 08:01

Yes. I do believe that one to be the most in line with what you’re going for narratively. Looking back at my other two examples they diverge a bit from the described effects of the egg. The idea of a small trinket that might just be the push a person needs to do what they truly want is pretty darn cool. Id like to take the time to praise the title of the thread. I like the name and its a damn good description of the potential scp wrapped up in a neat little title.

Goodluck!

Re: If you want, you can by iWorkediWorked, 23 Sep 2019 08:01

Background:
Allison Eckhart as a highly infectious infohazard has contaminated part of the Site it is contained at. As an infohazard, it affects all consciousness and projects itself over other identities, as a semantic pointer.
Pattern screamers are consciousness stuck inside the fabric of the universe. They just scream.

What happens if the two try to force themselves onto each other? Crit for this concept please. Thanks!

I was going to give this a no vote. Then dado fucking rickrolled!
+1 just for this

by Russell MillhouseRussell Millhouse, 23 Sep 2019 07:54

Thanks for the feedback and the examples. I liked the second one specially, it's short but sweet.

Re: If you want, you can by BraveadoBraveado, 23 Sep 2019 07:54

Thanks for the clarification on how I should be designating the scp. I’ll be the first to admit that this is my first attempt at an scp and I have a decent amount of research to do into how something like this would be properly presented using terminology and formatting consistent with the rest of the scp universe; rest assured that as if this is green lit and i begin to build a proper draft I will be consulting every resource available on the wiki to build a consistent, clear report.

Thanks for your feedback again! Your questions and observations have helped me flesh out my idea in this thread and I will be more confident moving forward because of the insights you’ve given me.

I second Malice in his opinion. It's already good on its own and the Antimemetics involved just adds an unnecessary trait to it.

Yeah, I agree here. I was gonna use antimemetics as a way of explaining why the Foundation handles it so badly but I think there's enough of an air of chaos and them having very justifiable reasons to not really know how it works (since they just found out about it like 20 minutes ago) to not need it.

I think what you could do to emphasize the inhumane nature of the Foundation is to have them constantly neutralize the instances, with each individual being just as unaware and normal as the original; just to cull their growing amount as each instance, as innocent as any other, gets killed by the hundreds (or thousands, depends on you) while for the Foundation, it's just another Tuesday

I was aiming for a more passive neutralisation (partly because I'm concerned that something active like say shooting twenty at a time would just make the problem worse); and with the amount being culled left unspecified but implied.

I'm a little bit iffy on you trying to set some comedic tone here.

Yeah, comedic was a poor choice of words on my part here, sorry. The intention is to make the article seem light and kinda detached from everything as way to deliberately de-emphasise how monstrous the foundation are being. Like, not a cheery article but one which is very matter of fact.

Re: MBMBMBMBaM by cybersqydcybersqyd, 23 Sep 2019 07:49

Whats counted as proof in this case? A screen shot showing the person who took the photo sending a message saying "sure I took this photo and I release this image under CC BY SA 3.0"

If thats proof, thats not hard at all.

Re: Image Use by Dr EskatonDr Eskaton, 23 Sep 2019 07:44

Zyn, if anyone is ever asking for GAW help, please send them to me. I’m here for that.

I second Malice in his opinion. It's already good on its own and the Antimemetics involved just adds an unnecessary trait to it.

I think what you could do to emphasize the inhumane nature of the Foundation is to have them constantly neutralize the instances, with each individual being just as unaware and normal as the original; just to cull their growing amount as each instance, as innocent as any other, gets killed by the hundreds (or thousands, depends on you) while for the Foundation, it's just another Tuesday.

I'm a little bit iffy on you trying to set some comedic tone here. You have an opportunity to turn the Foundation into the necessary monsters that they're capable of being with an anomaly that unwittingly duplicates themselves when they're bding counted.

Re: MBMBMBMBaM by MacWarrenMacWarren, 23 Sep 2019 07:38

Hi there! I helped make GAW. First off, you should know most of GAW is actually pretty somber. At this point the sad stuff outweighs the jokes. That being said, you should read SCP-4493. Basically, the foundation has got a deal with GAW and would honestly probably just let the person keep the locket without issue.

Hey, I'm Fury
Not too much is to say about me really, I was always just another reader but I want to try my hand at writing a bit, I have some ideas that I want to try and also a lot of things to catch up since the last time I checked the site was at the third series.

So yeah, I just hope I can get along with everyone while I write some stuff for the site.

The image triggering the effect seems good to me. But with that example description, I would suggest being a bit cautious with your sub-designations (SCP-XXXX-1 and 2). Remember, these designations are designed to make life easier for the reader by providing a proper noun while adhering to the rule that we don't name SCP's. Designating something that doesn't need to be designated just complicates things, and if the reader forgets what one of them refers to the entire thing stops making sense to them. With that in mind, I would turn the image the main SCP and its anomaly would be the merge of realities you want. I wouldn't designate the affected subjects, just call them like that.

If I understand correctly, the narrative you want to achieve is that the report suddenly appeared on the foundation database one day (supposedly by a merged reality foundation). Then they approached the report in different ways by testing but the results were always the experience of the merged reality and getting incorporated in the report as the readers would. It may very well prove difficult to execute well, but at least the idea seems solid.

For the example containment procedure part, I would suggest reading these guides if you haven't to help you decide on who and what levels of things you should use:

Overall, I think this idea seems good enough to start a draft. You should contact members of the Butterfly Squad (http://www.scp-wiki.net/butterfly-squad-roster) to get your greenlights and move forward. You can also ask for greenlights in the IRC chat if you prefer. Good luck!

Noooo not the honey-lathered Freemont! Dam you!

by Ethan LjosalfarEthan Ljosalfar, 23 Sep 2019 07:19

Well that was dumb. +1

Perhaps taking this too seriously, but surely they could have Pepsi "change the recipe" for the negative or otherwise steadily phase out the product? Lord knows there's some ill-conceived recipe changes that companies stubbornly stick to. Never mind the geyser itself is well publicized. Awkward.

by ManyCookiesManyCookies, 23 Sep 2019 06:55

What’s the worst dream you’ve had that you can remember?

Clayboy by Price DiazPrice Diaz, 23 Sep 2019 06:51

I will reconsider points of this. I tend to think of the foundation as, “goal driven at any cost”

While they may try and help in other, less anomalous ways, they care first about containment.

Part of being good at keeping things contained is being able to have a "bigger picture" mindset when it comes to low-concern anomalies and building positive rapport with accompanying GoIs who tend to be on the more neutral side of things. The Foundation's focus on keeping things locked up shouldn't be so stringent that they make silly or nonsensical decisions simply because they're so focused on a single rule.

The point of this article proposal is tell a narrative, show another side of the GAW as a group of people who care about one another and even their families,

This might be material for a tale then.

and to show that the Foundation, while cold, isn't necessarily heartless.

This might not come through to the audience if the Foundation keeps the item just because "that's what we do".

Any specific reviewers you think I should ask about this?

None immediately come to mind, but then I don't read a lot of GAW material. Try using the Tag Search tool to look up articles tagged with the gamers-against-weed tag, and reaching out to authors of high-rated, recently posted GAW pieces.

Re: Sad Boys (GAW SCP) by ZynZyn, 23 Sep 2019 06:40

Are you considering writing more on this? I've read the connected tales, I want more !

IMO, "The interdimensional forest that cannot be given a name unless its a description only used once" is worthy of its own hub / canon.

by Dr EskatonDr Eskaton, 23 Sep 2019 06:22

Moved to the Policy forum.

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